Keith Wimbles announced as new Chair

11th August 2020

Keith Wimbles announced as new Chair

New appointment announcement

We are delighted to confirm that we have appointed a new Chair to lead LEAP Sports. Following an external recruitment process, Keith Wimbles has now been appointed in the role. Keith is the outgoing Chief Executive of the Scottish funding organisation, Impact Funding Partners and has worked for organisations including SCVO and GCVS over his career. 

On his appointment, Keith said â€œHaving known the great work of LEAP Sports Scotland for a number of years, I am delighted to take over the role of Chair and work with the staff team and fellow Board members to achieve our Mission. With strong shared values and a passion for equality and inclusion, we will continue to work with current and new partners to promote LGBTI people and end LGBTI-phobia in sport". 

Jane Stewart from LEAP Sports Board of Trustees who led the recruitment process said "Keith is an experienced third sector leader who brings a wealth of experience to the role of Chair. Keith's strong background in developing partnerships and collaborations cross-sector underpinned by his commitment to equality, participation, communities and LGBTI rights make him an excellent choice for our new Chair, and I am delighted to be welcoming him on behalf of our Board. We look forward to working with Keith to break down the structural, social and personal barriers which prevent LGBTI people from accessing, participating and excelling in Scottish sports."

Keith takes over the role following the retirement of Frazer Robertson who was appointed as Chair back in 2015.

Written on 11th August 2020.